The answer in most cases, is yes as John* sadly found out.
John’s uncle sadly passed away a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, his uncle had not left any financial plans in place and John did not have any savings set aside.
As John visited each local funeral director, he was told the same thing – we cannot proceed without a cash deposit. Four months later and with his uncle still lying in the morgue, John was finally put in touch with Caledonia Cremation.
We immediately collected his uncle without a deposit and proceeded with his cremation. We also supported John through the whole process and helped him apply for financial support.
No one should have to experience such a heart-breaking situation when already faced with a bereavement. That’s why Caledonia Cremation was established – to help people like John and anyone facing funeral poverty.
Allowing people to say goodbye to their loved one in a dignified way without financial distresses should be everyone’s right. We are doing everything we can to make this happen.
If you or someone you know needs support or advice, then please do get in touch:
By phone 03000 11 33 11
By email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are here for you.